Woman, 33, reveals how she lost 70 per cent of her hair after switching contraceptive pill
A 33-year-old woman from Brisbane has revealed how a simple switch of her contraceptive pill triggered the loss of 70 per cent of her hair. Kellie Scott lives with androgenic alopecia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is an itchy scalp linked with hair loss?
An itchy scalp links to hair loss in several different ways. In this article, we look at the causes of each of these issues, the links between them, and possible treatments and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

The headset that claims to use 80 lasers to treat long locks that aren't suitable for a transplant
So can any DIY products help with female hair loss instead? Dr Sharon Wong, a consultant dermatologist who specialises in hair loss at London Bridge Hospital, reviews a selection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair growth: 6 home remedies
Though common to experience some hair loss with age, home remedies and treatments can help. In this article, learn about a range of home remedies for hair growth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Cancer sufferers' hair loss misery during chemo could be over
(University of Huddersfield) Scientists are developing a specially-formulated shampoo which, combined with scalp cooling innovations, could put an end to the misery for many cancer sufferers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prescription drugs on demand? "Restaurant-menu medicine" raises concerns
Companies like Hims and Roman allow people to order prescription drugs for conditions like hair loss and erectile dysfunction without seeing a doctor face-to-face (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Direct-to-consumer meds prescribed online pose concerns
Direct-to-consumer medication companies like Hims and Roman allow people to order prescription drugs for conditions like hair loss and erectile dysfunction without seeing a doctor face-to-face. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the risks of these types of services. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug sites upend doctor-patient relations: ‘It’s restaurant-menu medicine’
Web sites like Roman and Hers now make obtaining lifestyle drugs for sexual health, hair loss and anxiety nearly as easy as ordering dinner online. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Natasha Singer and Katie Thomas Source Type: news

A bald gene find ­ ing
(University of Helsinki) Hairlessness in dogs can be the result of deliberate breeding or, in certain breeds, a defect. A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki describes a gene variant in the SGK3 gene, which causes hairlessness in Scottish deerhounds. The gene defect results in puppies born with thin fur that lose all of their hair in a few weeks. SGK3 is also a candidate for association with non-hormonal baldness in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Model with alopecia wants people to embrace differences
Caitlin Leigh says fashion is for everyone after becoming a model since her alopecia diagnosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise for Alopecia Areata Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise for Alopecia Areata
Early results show another JAK inhibitor is effective for the treatment of alopecia areata, and dermatologists are hoping that these drugs will provide a systemic solution to a devastating disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Can women prevent hair loss?
Question: I'm 60 years old, and I've noticed my hair starting to thin. What can I do to regain the fullness I used to have? Answer: Age-related hair loss is common in women. About 55 percent of women experience some hair loss by the age of 70. The most common cause is female-pattern baldness, an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

These 2 medical devices have sparked controversy
Sandra Maddock, president, IMARC Research The history of clinical research is filled with unfortunate examples of drug and device trials that involved serious ethical violations, injured patients or even resulted in death. It’s a sobering reminder of the many risks medical devices can pose to patients and the importance of compliance in clinical trials. Although many of these events occurred decades ago, medical devices still have the potential to cause harm. These issues are documented in the FDA’s annual list of medical device recalls and (in some rare cases) even make headlines. Here are two exampl...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Dermatologists Can Help Ease Adverse Effects of Cancer Drugs Dermatologists Can Help Ease Adverse Effects of Cancer Drugs
Data support cooling therapies for the prevention of taxane-induced alopecia and skin and nail changes, a systematic review shows, and dermatologists are ready to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Janus Kinase Inhibitors Used To Treat Alopecia Areata
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies point to JAK inhibitors as viable treatment option for alopecia areata (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 4, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Financial burden in patients with alopecia areata
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Norman Orentreich, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies at 96
In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATASHA SINGER Tags: Orentreich, Norman Skin Hair Baldness Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Norman Orentreich, 96, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies
In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATASHA SINGER Tags: Orentreich, Norman Skin Hair Baldness Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata
-- Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that's triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health. This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia AreataCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 14, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Don ’t Worry, Baby
(MedPage Today) -- A mom brought her 14-month-old daughter to the pediatrician after noticing a linear lesion that was developing on her face. She was sure it had not been present at birth, so she was a little concerned about what it might be even though it didn't seem to cause her daughter any discomfort. It was a slightly yellow verrucous scaly plaque that seemed to cause hair loss where it met her hairline. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 11, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Best supplements for hair loss: Thinning hair? You may be lacking two important minerals
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: Hair loss is rarely a sign of something serious, but it can be emotionally distressing. If you have noticed you are losing more hair than normal or your hair is thinning, you could be lacking two essential minerals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair Loss
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Hairstyles are a defining feature for many people, but some'dos can also damage hair follicles. A Johns Hopkins review of 19 studies has found that many hairstyles can lead to a condition known as traction alopecia. That's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair Loss
Title: Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 1, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

ASOS model's career was almost ruined when alopecia made him lose 70% of his hair
Jonah Adefay, 24, of Stockport, was initially unfazed when he suddenly developed a 'coin-sized' hairless patch on the side of his head in June 2016. But it soon spread all over his scalp. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions   
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he advises on a mild form of alopecia areata. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’
Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy. Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified. Chemo’s pretty toxic – my oncologist told me semi-jokingly that the aim is to get as close to killing me as possible. But I don’t feel scared – I’m feeling calm and secure. This is because, thanks to the NHS team at south London’s St George’s hospital, a trip to the chemo ward feels as ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine cancer NHS Source Type: news

Health Tip: Foster Healthy Hair Habits for Kids
-- Children should be taught how to wash their hair without damaging it, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Improper washing can damage the hair and even lead to hair loss, the academy adds. It offers these suggestions for proper hair... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Capturing chemotherapy drugs before they can cause side effects
(American Chemical Society) Although chemotherapy can kill cancer cells very effectively, healthy cells also suffer. If doctors could remove excess chemotherapy drugs from a patient's bloodstream after the medicines have done their job, they might reduce side effects such as hair loss and nausea. Now, researchers have developed a 3D-printed device that absorbs excess chemo drugs before they spread throughout the body. They report their results in ACS Central Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pfizer initiates phase 2b/3 clinical trial for PF-06651600, an oral JAK3 inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced the initiation of a Phase 2b/3 clinical trial for its oral JAK3 inhibitor, PF-06651600, for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata, a chronic autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, or body, and currently has no approved therapies. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

WATCH: New drug could hold promise for alopecia
The medication is helping patients like Jason Lipkin, a dad and attorney, in an early stage clinical trial at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New drug for alopecia shows promise: What you need to know
At its most severe, alopecia can cause total loss of body hair. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The Silent Shame of Male Infertility
Bradley Goldman has filled out a size large T-shirt his whole adult life. As a bodybuilder, he knew that a steady stream of lean, bland proteins, heavy weights and steroids would make his muscles pop. But over the past six months, Goldman, a fitness and nutrition consultant in Los Angeles, has watched his jacked physique soften and shrink. “I cracked a couple of weeks ago, and I had to buy a shirt a whole size smaller,” he says. He tried it on for his wife Brittany, and it hung loose on his frame. “I just kind of shook my head,” he says. He knew she saw the changes too. Goldman, now 30, began takin...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

The Silent Shame of Male Infertility
Bradley Goldman has filled out a size large T-shirt his whole adult life. As a bodybuilder, he knew that a steady stream of lean, bland proteins, heavy weights and steroids would make his muscles pop. But over the past six months, Goldman, a fitness and nutrition consultant in Los Angeles, has watched his jacked physique soften and shrink. “I cracked a couple of weeks ago, and I had to buy a shirt a whole size smaller,” he says. He tried it on for his wife Brittany, and it hung loose on his frame. “I just kind of shook my head,” he says. He knew she saw the changes too. Goldman, now 30, began takin...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

New drug for alopecia shows promise: What you need to know
At its most severe, alopecia can cause total loss of body hair. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alopecia Areata: A Review of Disease Pathogenesis Alopecia Areata: A Review of Disease Pathogenesis
This article offers new insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the etiology of alopecia areata, an incurable autoimmune disorder.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alopecia sufferers transformed into glamorous lingerie models to show bald is beautiful
Chrissy Sparks, from Birmingham, hopes her new project will  show that women who have suffered alopecia for years can look gorgeous without matching conventional beauty standards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

29-year-old fitness model develops 'breast implant illness' and has reversal surgery
Sia Cooper, 29, a fitness blogger from Florida got her 32DDD breast implants removed after experiencing nearly seven years of extreme fatigue, facial rashes, chest pain, brain fog and hair loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral JAK3 Inhibitors Show Potential to Boost Hair Growth
(MedPage Today) -- Investigational agents efficacious in moderate-to-severe alopecia areata (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 17, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case
(University of Maryland) In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months later, she was in a coma. Two decades after the poisoning, Richard Ash--an associate research scientist in the University of Maryland's Department of Geology--used mass spectrometry to analyze several of Ling's hairs collected in 1994 and 1995 and established a timeline of her poisoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the sneezy warning sign you need more ‘sunshine’ supplement
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include feeling tired, hair loss, excessive sweating, and a general feeling of weakness. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and may need to add more vitamin D foods or supplements to your diet, if you have this sneezy symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and hair loss: What's the link?
While older HIV drugs may have caused hair loss, this is unlikely with modern medicines. In this article, learn more about the possible links between HIV and hair loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could sonic hedgehog be the answer to hair loss?
Despite much scientific effort, regrowing hair is still not possible. A recent study asks whether the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway could offer clues. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand
A new study finds out why the soles of our feet do not grow hair. The mechanisms involved may help design the hair loss treatments of the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does diabetes cause hair loss?
Diabetes can cause hair thinning or noticeable hair loss in some people. However, maintaining good blood sugar control may help reverse the effects of hair loss. Some medications are also available and may be beneficial. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

ASK THE GP:  Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he addresses alopecia and degenerated discs in the neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss WARNING: Eating too much of this popular restaurant starter could make you bald
HAIR loss usually isn ’t anything to worry about and tends to happen to people as they get older, but it can still be very upsetting. Those who hope to maintain their full locks for as long as possible may want to eat less of a particular food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
-- Chemotherapy may damage the cells that make hair and cause it to fall out, the National Cancer Institute says. Hair loss may begin two weeks to three weeks after starting chemotherapy, the agency says. Before hair begins to fall out, consider... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news